Gestational Diabetes News

This section focuses on news about gestational diabetes. About seven percent of pregnant women in the U.S. get gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is diabetes that happens for the first time when a woman is pregnant. It goes away after you have your baby, but it does increase your risk for developing diabetes later.

Breastfeeding Protects Against Diabetes, Alters Maternal Metabolism

Dr. Sandra Hummel and Dr. Daniela Much are the authors.

Recent study examined whether metabolism could be responsible for reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in women who breastfeed by 40%.

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Women Being Excluded from Type 2 Diabetes Trials Unnecessarily

Women Excluded from Clinical Trials

Researchers have found that women are being excluded from clinical trials for type 2 diabetes drugs without good cause, which can provide incomplete data on the effects of drugs on women.

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Gestational Diabetes Screening Too Late to Prevent Excessive Fetal Growth

Baby Size and Gestational Diabetes, Obesity

According to a recent study, maternal obesity and diabetes in pregnancy result in early overgrowth of the baby in the womb, which affects the health of the mother and child.

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Diabetes During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Low Milk Supply

Journal: Breastfeeding Medicine

First study to examine maternal diabetes as a risk factor for low milk supply finds an association between glucose intolerance and lactation.

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Potatoes Linked to Risk of Gestational Diabetes

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According to a new study published by BMJ, the more potatoes eaten prior to pregnancy, the greater the risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus or GDM. The researchers suggest several alternatives that may lower the risk.

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Breastfeeding Cuts Type 2 Diabetes Risk in Half Following Gestational Diabetes

Breastfeeding Cuts Diabetes Risk

Study finds that women with gestational diabetes who breastfeed more often and for longer durations helps the mother’s health and can cut the risk of type 2 diabetes in half.

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Simple Test Detects Diabetes Risk After Pregnancy

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Researchers have now developed an accurate method of predicting the probability of developing diabetes in women following childbirth.

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Link Between Gestational Diabetes in Mothers and Diabetes Incidence in Fathers

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Study shows that gestational diabetes signals future diabetes risk not only in mothers, but also in fathers!

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High-Risk Women Can Prevent Developing Gestational Diabetes

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A new study shows that gestational diabetes can be prevented by a simple, individualized lifestyle intervention in high-risk women.

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Gestational Diabetes is Not Prevented by Diet and Exercise in Obese Women

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A diet and exercise regime for high-risk obese pregnant women, while effective in promoting a healthy lifestyle, does not prevent gestational diabetes, finds a study led by King’s College London.

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